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Rashid Nezhmetdinov vs V Baskin
"Baskin Robbin'" (game of the day Oct-30-2013)
5th Moldavian (open) championship (1948), Kishinev URS
Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55)  ·  1-0



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Mar-22-12  JoergWalter: 7.Bg5 was/is considered more exact than 7.f4. one instance is always as white played in A Rosentreter vs L Hoffer, 1899

but Nezhmetdinov is Nezhmetdinov.
fantastic player who is featured in great videos by <jessicafischerqueen>. highly recommended

Mar-22-12  LoveThatJoker: <JoergWalter> A Rosentreter vs L Hoffer, 1899 is an entertaining and instructive game!

Thanks for bringing it to my attention here!


Mar-22-12  SimonWebbsTiger: is 7. Bg5 more accurate?

Actually, things aren't as clear. Lev Gutman wrote a three part survey on this line in New In Chess Yearbook volumes 92-94.

Gutman regards 9...Qe7 (suggested by Steinitz and again by Tartakower) as perhaps Black's best option.

He suggests too that 10. c3 is better because 10...b5 improves on Baskin's play: 10.Qd3 b5 11. Bb3 Bg4

Mar-22-12  JoergWalter: <SimonWebbsTiger: is 7. Bg5 more accurate?>

It is definitely disputable, that is why I wrote <is considered more exact> (Pachman for example) as after h6 white doesn't have to play Bxf6 immediately and g5 gets punished badly as in the cited game.

games of interest:
Spielmann vs Hromadka, 1914
S Von Freymann vs O Bernstein, 1912

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  Phony Benoni: ♗+♘+♖ can come down to who has the stronger and/or passed pawns. However, the king should support them, not lead them.

I'll just point out that "Baskin-Robbins" is an American global ice cream franchise, and let you have the fun of descrbing the game in those terms. <"Black's play was too vanilla, and his king wound up walking a rocky road."> Yeah, that sort of thing.

Oh. And Nezh was a magician.

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  Infohunter: <Phony Benoni: I'll just point out that "Baskin-Robbins" is an American global ice cream franchise, and let you have the fun of descrbing the game in those terms.>

Too bad the game didn't run 31 moves.

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  offramp: We like tutti-frutti best.
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  Check It Out: It was a rocky road for Baskin, Nezh really creamed him.
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  Infohunter: Well, <Check It Out>, I was going to mention my preference for butter pecan, but it seems like such a bland remark after your zippy zinger.
Oct-30-13  Pawn Slayer: Sad that Nezhmetdinov was never awarded the GM title despite his record as five times Russian champion. He may be the best IM in history.
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  Richard Taylor: <Pawn Slayer: Sad that Nezhmetdinov was never awarded the GM title despite his record as five times Russian champion. He may be the best IM in history.>

Yes. He was one of the greatest players. He beat Tal and played many great games. There are two books of his games. I know as I borrowed one of <Benzol>'s and played some of the games. Perhaps he didn't develop "all round" but who knows...

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  kevin86: Neat checkmate!
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  playground player: If I'd been playing Black in this game, I'd have thought I was on Easy Street... right up to the moment I discovered Nezhmetdinov had lured me down a dead end.
Oct-30-13  capafischer1: Super nezh loved tactical games that had many lines to calculate.
Oct-30-13  hellopolgar:
Oct-30-13  KlingonBorgTatar: I'm really at a loss of words in describing the mano y mano fight here. Straight from the opening bell!

There's another good work on Nezh, the Soviet Era Fitzkultura i Sport limp Black Series book. There are also some games of Russian checkers where the sacrifices are equally scintillating. Play both the chess and checkers games . They'll leave you sleepless but refreshing nights. Cheers! :D

Oct-30-13  Bob Loblaw: If you win the Russian Championship 5 times, you are a Grandmaster, and not being officially awarded the title points to a systemic bug.
Oct-31-13  Kikoman: position after 27. Rb4#

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<24. Rb6+!!> what a move! :O

Nov-04-13  CapitanJowy: Beautiful end.
Nezhmetdinov produced lost of wonderful games.
Beauty at any cost.
Feb-19-14  capafischer1: He saw chess differently and had a unique attacking style.
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  Alex Schindler: wow, 14. Bd5 was something.And, 24Rb6+, he must have already seen it through to mate. Gorgeous
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  WorstPlayerEver: 14. Bd5 is not bad, but 14. Bd3 was immediately devastating.

14. Bd3 h5 15. Nd5 #dia

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  WorstPlayerEver: 14. Bd5 O-O 15. Rxf6 Qxc3 16. bxc3 Ne2+ 17. Kf2 Nxg3 18. Bxc6 Nh5 #dia

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Take your pick.

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  WorstPlayerEver: PS I never saw a Rook en prise at f6 for four moves. But I assume Super Nezh all calculated this before playing 14. Bd5.

Even if he did not, it's mind boggling how he reached for positions like these. Because SF had some trouble finding the right moves in the 14. Bd3 variation.

Sep-15-18  linuxguy: Game ends with the note:

"This is the reason the king had to be on f2!.

This game received the Brilliancy prize." - Nezhmetdinov.


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